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of what defensive weapons were and not getting into all the details there but there's a struggle to prove with the understanding is. the long-range bomber to the americans have about 750-mile range that they were also very old. they were obsolete and not a match for the american defense in the southeast united states. but the problem was, and let's backtrack. kennedy himself did not think that this was a particularly big problem and it comes through on the tapes is the one who is the least worried about the il-28. he is actually on paper a few times saying things like we don't want to get hung up on these. i fell in reasonable trying to get these avenue is trying to put himself in khrushchev's position but he he is actually not particularly thinking itself but his advisers around him are. robinette macnamara is one of the most vocal about this and he says look we have to get these out. even if they are not a military threat in a clinical sense, the american public these are not going to be allowed to stay because we can't -- and george buckley argued for getting rid of them so kennedy is
than defensive. some said to kennedy and around the table that, you know, these could be a threat to the hemisphere, cuban subversion, which was greatly feared. in fact, the big fear was that not so much that cuba was a threat, but it was spreading to other countries, and brazil, was feared, would be a second cuba. kennedy and the advisers, tell me, the tapes you studied carefully in the aftermath, and i should mention, of course, david is going to be publishing, been editing volumes of the transfers -- come back to these later -- never accepted khrushchev's public rationale to deploy them, which was to detour an american invasion, detour another bay of pigs, but with the american forces, not cubans. they always put the worst case analysis and why all of these materials were there. is that fair to say that that view never shifted even though some of them were aware of the overt american operations against castro and intended to overthrow castro? >> guest: i'll get the first part of the question there too because i think it's interesting. there's an aspect that came through in rece
defensive and even some of the forces, there were some who said to kennedy these could be a threat to the hemisphere this is cubans subversion which we felt the big fear was not so much cuba was a threat they could be spreading to others like brazil might become a second cuba. kennedy and his advisers, to leave the states that you said to the custody does it carefully in the aftermath and i should mention that of course david is going to be publishing and has been editing volumes and we will come back to this never accepted christian's congressional for deploying these weapons to deter the invasion and the bay of pigs but with american forces, not cuban so they always put the worst-case analysis. is that fair to say that never shifted even though some of them were aware of the covert american operations against castro? >> guest: let me get the first part of your question, too bad because that's interesting. there was an aspect that has come through. first of all timothy naftali has brought out -- we've been talking about the frogs and the loaners. >> host: the delivery vehicles. >>
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